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Alright all. I audition for a baking show on Sunday. The cake I was going to make and had my heart set on is good, but it's not GREAT. So I found a list of cakes all within my skill range all of the sort I have made before. I am leaning toward a couple (the top three actually) and a bit stuck.

Things to remember:
We bake at home and bring in the baking to the audition.
There are no facilities for refrigeration/heating.
We will have time to plate and things there.
It should be individual. I have picked these things because they are all pumkin based, brown sugar based or the peanut butter/chocolate. These are three of my favourite things to bake with, and here in Oz Pumpkin isn't really a sweet (it's a savoury/vegetable), peanut butter/chocolate isn't the MASSIVE thing that it is in North America and brown sugar is pretty much like blood to french canadians.

So, 18 hours to vote, tomorrow is BAKING DAY ALL DAY LONG! I only have time to make at most two, and I would love some feedback.

The list of things I’m thinking of making. In some sort of order of my preference:

Apple Cider cake with pumpkin seed brittle (am considering making pumpkin spice cake with apple cider sauce)\ http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/warm-apple-cider-cake-with-pumpkin-seed-brittle

Chocolate Peanut butter cake (I would layer it)
http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2008/08/chocolate-peanut-butter-cake/

I think If I made any of these three cakes below I would make the pumpkin seed brittle to go with. I think If I make the one above, peanut brittle on the top would make it insane.

Dulce de Leche Vanilla cake
http://iadorefood.com/recipes/dulce-de-leche-vanilla-cake/

Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake
http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2006/11/candy-corn-for-really-lucky-grown-ups/

Brown Butter Pumpkin Layer cake
http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/brown-butter-pumpkin-layer-cake.aspx

Layered Pumpkin Pie 1 (I would make the pastry)
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/pumpkin-pie-spectacular-10000001932527/

Layered pumpkin pie 2
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/old-fashioned-paradise-pumpkin-pie/



Poll #11592 What should I make???
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 7


First Choice

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Apple Cider Cake w/ pumpkin seed brittle
3 (42.9%)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
0 (0.0%)

Dulce De Leche Vanilla Cake
2 (28.6%)

Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake
0 (0.0%)

Brown butter Pumpkin layer cake
2 (28.6%)

Layered pie 1
0 (0.0%)

Layered pie 2
0 (0.0%)

If I make one of the other cakes should I make some sort of brittle to go with?

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Yes
6 (100.0%)

No
0 (0.0%)

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